Church Youth Convenes on Perfecting Holiness

The youth force made their presence felt during the International Youth Convention (IYC) on April1 to 2 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines.

This year’s theme “Perfecting Holiness in the fear of God”, was inspired from the message given by MCGI Vice-Presiding Minister Bro. Daniel Razon during a Youth Ministry Officers’ assembly on December 30, 2009.

Based on II Corinthians 7:1, which talks about about cleansing oneself, Bro. Daniel Razon elaborated that “we must first learn to cleanse our spirits so that we may have a smooth-sailing performance of our duties and obligations.”

Youth members from distant regions and countries join in through teleconferencing.

Apart from sports activities and games, band competition, educational seminars, Bible Readers Society’s TV program Bread Tambayan airs live over Top Channel, featuring youth participants of the convention.

The consultation session, where MCGI Presiding Minister Bro. Eli Soriano addresses the concerns, problems and questions of the youth, highlights the event. A bigger amount of time is allotted for this segment.

Although he is miles away from the Philippines, Bro. Daniel Razon reminded the young attendees about St. Paul’s admonition to the early Christians to live soberly, righteously, and godly in the midst of worldly indulgence that many youths engage in. Restraint is the keyword of his brief but meaningful address.

The two-day affair will be capped with the offering of Thanksgiving to the God of Israel on April 3, 2010 (Philippine time). The Church’s youth from the different parts of the globe will render a thanksgiving song translated in different foreign languages.

The youth in the Church is considered the largest group in the congregation.

(Written by: Pol Arellano)